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Groovin in the Grove 10K, 5K & Little Groovers 1K, ½ K & 100 Yd Dash

30th Annual Groovin in the Grove 10K, 5K & Little Groovers 1K, ½ K & 100 Yd Dash A Mothers Day weekend family event! Sponsored by the Midwestern University Sports Medicine Club to benefit the local families transitioning from homelessness at Sharing Connections (located in Downers Grove). Register here:https://goo.gl/fvJ9gP NEW THIS YEAR – We have added a 10K Option.  9:00 AM CDT…


Fun and Exciting Summer Camps for Kids in the Western Suburbs

It’s time to register for summer camps! In this guide you will find camps for all ages – toddler through teen – and activities, including dance, gymnastics, STEAM, cooking, theater, soccer, volleyball, baking, cake decorating, engineering, science, nature, art, crafts, reading, voice, music, games, field trips, and outdoor adventures. Choose from the best summer camps for kids in the western suburbs! There…


Need Places to Go with a Baby or Toddler? Look Here!

With this list of places to go with a baby or toddler, the hardest part of your day will be getting out the door! Once you arrive at the destination of your choice, you and your baby will be seeing animals, climbing play structures, listening to story time or dancing to music. There are countless ways listed below to enjoy…



5 Tips to Train Your Dog at Home (and Where to Find an Expert)

The holidays are behind us and it’s back to the grind of daily life – with the added fun of all of the resolutions we made for ourselves and our families at the end of 2018! But what about resolutions for our furrier family members? Resolve to train your dog to be better behaved in 2019. There are a few…


Daddy Daughter Dances (and Valentine’s Events) in the West Suburbs

Daddy daughter dances are a great way for girls to enjoy a special night out with the men in their lives. Whether attending with dad, grandpa, uncle or another special someone, your daughter will love these events filled with dancing, dinner, crafts, games, desserts, photo booths and more! Most of the daddy daughter dances have registration deadlines, so I suggest checking…



Open Houses at Bright Horizons

It’s preschool registration season and there’s no better way to figure out which early education location is perfect for your child than attending an open house! Bright Horizons is offering times in January when you can drop by to explore their classrooms, learn about their curriculum, and meet the teachers. No RSVP necessary! Be sure to check out the full…


School’s Out: Things To Do on MLK Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, January 21, 2019 and we have you covered with ideas to celebrate Dr. King’s achievements, along with things to do to make next Monday a great day all around, especially after just coming off Winter Break! You’ll find MLK-related events and other local fun below. Kid-Friendly Events Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Chicago History…


A Fun Family NYE at DuPage Children’s Museum

Ring in the New Year with a countdown to Noon celebration at Fun Family NYE 2018! Families can spend time together exploring the Museum’s hands-on exhibits, taking part in special activities, listening to live music, creating lasting memories, and more! This annual year-end celebration, now in its 17th year, has become a holiday tradition for families and is an important…


Preschool and Daycare Guide for Families in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

Updated! This guide originally published on November 6, 2018 but featured schools have been added since then. Looking for a preschool or daycare near you for your little one? You came to the right place! This guide is split into three sections: Preschool, Daycare, and Preschool with Extended Care (child care outside the hours of 9am – 3pm), then organized by…